Cody Riggs to play for the Irish

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    I've read that he has to transfer to a school for a degree that we don't offer.
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    Based on his comments, this very much shows he is a team guy! He was a good player for us, and I wish him well, like I do all former Gators (unless they do something criminal of course).
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    Yes. The player can transfer and play immediately IF the school he transfers to offers a Masters program NOT offered by his current school.
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    Riggs was one of my favorite players last season, and I agree that he's a class act. I still think he wanted a shot at corner, though. Not sure how many more doors finishing up at ND will open up in his field if it doesn't work out on the field, but wish him well up there regardless. I thought these comments from Muschamp were interesting, regarding Riggs' decision to leave:

    Q. And can you go into detail on why Cody chose to leave the program?


    “I don't know. I met with his parents, and again, we wish him all the luck.”


    Make what you want of those comments, but it just sounds like there was more to it. Either way, hope it works out for Riggs.
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    Talk is cheap; based on his ACTIONS, he's not a team guy.
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    Good luck Cody!
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    BTW - as much as I dislike losing experienced players....this shouldn't hurt us, IMHO. We are filthy with some high quality DB's coming in and along with our current players our defense is going to be very intimidating next season....bring it!
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    It's his decision and he did it because it was best for him. But Uf has one of the best MBA programs in the country, so I'm still not sure I understand the reasoning here. Not yet convinced, may be there's more to it than what is being said. He does sound like a classy guy, no doubt. If there is a masters program at ND that's not offered here, then I understand, but I didn't see that the article said that was the situation.
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    For the people insisting that Cody left Florida so he can play corner, that directly conflicts the reason he gave for leaving.

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    Right, because people never put a politically correct spin on an issue they don't feel like giving the whole truth about. And we'll pretend like they don't make an art out of that in the nation's capital. Or on television. Or in newspapers. Or anywhere; because people always tell the truth. And people can't lie.

    There is a great line in the movie Scarface, when Tony is knee-walking drunk and is being escorted out of the restaurant. He says, "Me? I always tell the truth; even when I lie."
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    This helps his draft position as he will look like he is flying compared to the Irish.

    We had better corners then and coming in so he gets more of a starring role with them and he doesn't have to face the more talented SEC.

    Good luck to him but I will still cheer agsinst them in most cases
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    Makes perfect sense to me. If he were my kid, I'd not only have his back on this, I'd strongly recommend it. Based on Cody's statements:

    Most law schools prefer students to come in from another school. Grad. school (more so in law school, but it applies to grad school as well) is far more demanding than undergrad; so it is beneficial to sever some of the old ties, and start fresh. But that's just tangential to what he said, which is where the truest 'sense' or wisdom is conveyed:


    "...a chance to expand his network".

    This is a kid thinking decades beyond his age (certainly for an athlete, anyway). He played for UF for 3 years; he has an established network within GatorNation.

    ...now he can add to THAT, Notre Dame Nation. Subway alumni. New York; LA; Chicago...you name it, ND has it's tentacles well established.

    This is imo, a brilliant hedge on his business career--as well as his FB career.

    To begrudge a kid for doing something like this that is ...mature, competent, and intelligent--perhaps even brilliant--is either to confess gross ignorance of how life works--or pettiness--of the highest--check that--lowest--order.

    He got what he needed, and then some, from UF; he gave us plenty in return.

    Good luck to him in supplementing that, with a whole new 'family'/network--that does nothing to negate what he's accomplished/achieved here.

    EDIT/SUPPLEMENT: the point which may have been lost above, is that Cody declining to pursue MBA at UF isn't necessarily a statement against UF academically--the point is, it doesn't matter; if UF and ND are comparable, even if UF MBA > ND MBA, ND adds something UF can't--a whole new network. That's what makes it a 'brilliant' move, imo.
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    Was not aware of that.

    I suppose we (UF) must have waived the restriction then.
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    His ACTIONS tells me he is a intelligent kid who graduated, and now wishes to pursue other options. He fulfilled his obligations at the University of Florida, and he owes NO ONE anything else. I don't get the hate...to me, he's a team guy, and I wish him well.
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    If every Gator player "is not a team guy" like Cody... by giving us four good years, getting his degree and moving on to a prestigious graduate program, I think I could live with that. :cool:

    In fact, I hope he is an inspiration to all current and incoming players. These guys have a unique and very valuable opportunity. Glad to see Cody take advantage of it.
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    Makes sense. Wish him all the best.
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    [believequote="92gator, post: 7237178, member: 7909"]Was not aware of that.

    I suppose we (UF) must have waived the restriction then.[/quote]

    I believe that's a ncaa rule. Not anything we can waive.
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    Best of luck Cody! You were and are a total class act. We will miss you but I completely understand your move.
    Please show those ND guys how to play defense……. "SEC style"!
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    Good kid.
    He is looking into the future for himself.
    Go where you need to go. Sometimes football takes you there and sometimes being a smart guy gets you even farther. I'd rather you stayed here ,but that's life.
    Good luck kiddo.
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    Kiper moved him up to a first rounder after the news broke...

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